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ONC: Background Information (2007)

Identifying Information and Availability


This guideline was not adapted from another source. Development of the guideline was conducted in accordance with the Appraisal of Guidelines Research Evaluation critical appraisal instrument.

Date Released

September 2007

Hematological Malignancy Recommendations May 2008

Guideline Developer

American Dietetic Association

Guideline Status

This is the first release of the Oncology Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline.

Expert Work Group
  • Christina W. Biesemeier, MS, RD, LD, FADA, LDN (co- chair)
  • Laura G. Elliott, MPH, RD, CSO, LD, (co- chair)
  • Carol B. Frankmann, MS, RD, LD, CNSD
  • Dianne E. Kiyomoto-Kuey, RD, CSO
  • Kimberly Robien, PhD, RD, FADA, CNSD
  • Denise Snyder, MS, RD, LDN
Former Work Group Member
  • Sandra Luthringer, RD, LDN
Project Manager
  • Tami A. Piemonte, MS, RD, LD/N
Lead Evidence Analysts*
  • Jeanene J. Fogli, MS, RD, LDN
  • Mary Katherine 'Kathy' Hoy, EdD, RD
  • Maureen B. Huhmann, MS, RD
  • Marianne Grandon, RD, LD
  • Lori A. Neighbors, MS, RD
  • Joanne M. Spahn, MS, RD, FADA
  • Kyle L. Thompson, MS, RD, CD
  • Toni M. Tucker, MA, RD
*During the course of the project, lead analysts also worked as analysts

Evidence Analysts
  • Sheila M. Campbell, PhD, RD, LD
  • Amanda G. Carlson, MS, RD
  • Lisa Davis, MS, RD
  • Erica R. Dean, MS, RD, LD
  • Debby Demory-Luce, PhD, RD, LD
  • Suzanne W. Dixon, MPH, MS, RD
  • Mable L. Everette, PhD, MPH, RD, FADA
  • Suzanne Brodney-Folse, PhD, RD
  • Cynthia M. Goody, PhD, RD, LD
  • Christina M. Kearns, MS, RD
  • Kathryn S. Keim, PhD, RD, LDN
  • Lori L. Kundra, MS, RD, LDN
  • Jeannine B. Mills, MS, RD, LD
  • Jennifer K. Nelson, MS, RD
  • Donna Perisee McFarlane, MD
  • Felicia L. Rocchi, PhD, MEd, RD, LDN
  • Catherine B. Scanlon, MS, RD, LD
  • Linda F. Tate, MS, RD, LD
  • Janet G. Yarrow, MS, RD


  • Ethan Bergman, PhD, RD, CD, FADA
  • Jo Ann Carson, PhD, RD, LD
  • Nancy M. Copperman, MS, RD
  • Rachael C. Drabot, MPH, CNSD, RD, LD
  • David Frankenfield, MS, RD
  • M. Patricia Fuhrman, MS, RD, LD, FADA
  • Gretchen M. Garlow, RD, CNSD
  • Jennifer C. Graf, MS, RD
  • Ken Hance, PhD 
  • Wahida Karmally, DrPH, RD, CDE, CLS
  • Sue Kent, MS, RD, LD
  • Greta C. Macaire, RD
  • Kathleen C. Niedert, MBA, RD, CSG, LD, FADA
  • Jessie Pavlinac, MS, RD, CSR, LD
  • Christine G. Salaita, MS, RD
  • Harold Seifried, PhD 
  • Marge Whitman, MS, AOCNS, RN 
Financial Contributors
  • American Dietetic Association
  • Novartis
ADA Staff
  • Deborah Cummins, PhD
  • Kari Kren, MPH, RD
  • Esther F. Myers, PhD, RD
ADA acknowledges the generous sponsors who have provided support for Evidence Analysis Projects.
Note: ADA maintains full control over the content and process of ALL evidence analysis projects including the selection of topics, evaluation of research, assignment of grades, and development of recommendations.

Disclosures of Potential Conflict of Interest: In the interest of full disclosure, ADA has adopted the policy of revealing relationships workgroup members have with companies that sell products or services that are relevant to this topic. Workgroup members are required to disclose potential conflicts of interest by completing the ADA Conflict of Interest Form. It should not be assumed that these financial interests will have an adverse impact on the content, but they are noted here to fully inform readers. None of the work group members listed above disclosed potential conflicts of interest.

Guideline Availablility

The guideline will be available online.

Availability of Companion Documents

The Oncology Toolkit will begin development after the guideline publication. The Toolkit is a set companion documents which detail how the practitioner applies the Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline in practice. The Toolkit will include forms such as documentation forms, outcomes monitoring sheets, client education resources, case studies and MNT protocols for implementing the Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline.

Patient Resources

Patient education resources will be available within the Oncology Toolkit.

National Library of Medicine Subject Headings

The main MeSH category is designated as Therapeutics.

The sub categories under this heading include Nutrition Therapy and Diet Therapy.

Institutes of Medicine (IOM) National Healthcare Quality Report Categories

IOM Care need: Getting better

IOM Domain: Effectiveness, Patient centeredness

Copyright Statement

The American Dietetic Association encourages the free exchange of evidence in nutrition practice guidelines and promotes the adaptation of the guidelines for local conditions. However, please note that guidelines are subject to copyright provisions. To replicate or reproduce this guideline, in part or in full, please obtain agreement from the American Dietetic Association. Contact eal@adaevidencelibrary.com for copyright permission.

When modifying the guidelines for local circumstances, significant departures from these comprehensive guidelines should be fully documented and the reasons for the differences explicitly detailed.

©2007 American Dietetic Association